Despite having appeared in some of the most recent Marvel Cinematic Universe titles, Sony and Disney’s dispute over producer credits and character licenses is expected leave Spider-Man out of the upcoming Marvel Studios films. Despite Spider-Man: Far From Home and Avengers: Endgame being huge box-office champions for both parties, the future looks grim.
According to Deadline, the dispute is over money. A lot of money.
“Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat [...] Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.”
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